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Hot sketch-comedy group's TV show to screen in NZ


July 9, 2004

Hot sketch-comedy group's TV show to screen on Triangle Television

Triangle Television has jumped at the chance to screen a television comedy series featuring a bunch of comedians called Dolphin Juice who have made a name for themselves in Australia.

Dolphin Juice formed in 2000 on the Sydney comedy circuit and has since appeared on many television and radio programmes. The group has made more than 15 short films - one of which made the world-famous Tropfest film festival's 'Best of the Rest 2003'. The group has also co-written a feature film, Meet My Fiancé What's Her Name, which is currently in production.

Their television show, Dolphin Juice, is due to screen on Triangle Television at 9pm on Friday 13 August. The comedy group sent a tape of the show to Triangle Television for consideration after the series had been picked up by Australian television channels.

The show features sketches, interviews with celebrities and bands, live comedy and film segments plus an hilarious voxpops where the group members hit the streets of Sydney with a hand-held mike.

The first six episodes of Dolphin Juice's television show are now screening in Adelaide and Perth and the filming of the next six episodes began in early July.

The members of Dolphin Juice are Barry Goldwater - a school teacher who says he finds the transition from teaching teenagers to performing comedy for drunken adults a breeze - Bernie Tingles, Judas Falling - a Kiwi from Taranaki, The Darkside - an actor, poet and junkyard philosopher, Nick van Doninck and Leon Said.

Triangle Television is delighted to add Dolphin Juice to its programme stable because it has developed a reputation for screening edge-cutting comedy and lifestyle programming.

"We led the way with the first screenings of "Back of the Y", "Boss TV" and "Blokesworld" - and "Dolphin Juice" is a natural addition to this lineage," says Hans Versluys, Triangle's Programme Director.

Triangle Television is Auckland's only regional, non-commercial television station and has operated as a public broadcaster to Greater Auckland since August 1 1998. The channel screens a mix of regional-access television with international news and information programmes. It is non-profit making and operates with no funding from NZ on Air. Triangle broadcasts 24 hours daily from UHF channel 41.

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